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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

GOP voters help Cruz abolish jobs in Wisconsin

Wisconsin voters
(AP file photo)

Some People Are Staggeringly Stupid

  • The Donald wants to bring American jobs back from China and Mexico.  
  • Faced with this option the mouth-breathing Wisconsin GOP voters supported "free trader" Ted Cruz who wants to ship American jobs overseas. 

(Breitbart)  -  Ahead of Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary election, the closure of both the General Motors plant in Janesville, Wisconsin — Speaker Paul Ryan's hometown — as well as the recent closure of the Oscar Meyer plant in Madison, Wisconsin has put a spotlight on Paul Ryan’s long-standing support for trade globalism.

According to Politico’s Mike Allen, “Top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee,” should the #NeverTrump club keep Donald Trump from receiving 1,237 delegates outright.
As Pat Caddell has explained, the GOP establishment is “using [Sen. Ted] Cruz as a cat’s-paw” as part of its effort “to stop Trump … They will then move to nominate, to try to nominate an establishment figure, someone who hasn’t run,” Caddell warns.
A closed GM plant in Wisconsin puts American citizens out of
work while factories are moved overseas.

Paul Ryan has been one of Congress’s biggest proponents of globalist trade pacts that send American jobs overseas. Even though Republican voters by a nearly five-to-one margin believe so-called “free trade” deals lower American wages rather than raise them, Ryan was President Obama’s “partner” in pushing to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a 2015 op-ed co-authored with Sen. Cruz, Paul Ryan described the TPP as an “historic” trade agreement that would “mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers.”
According to the Economic Policy Institute, “Growth in the U.S. goods trade deficit with China between 2001 and 2013 eliminated or displaced 3.2 million U.S. jobs.”
The General Motors plant of Janesville, Wisconsin officially closed in the fall of last year after years of remaining idle. As Elliot Hughes at the Janesville GazetteXtra reported in March, “GM operated a plant in the city from 1919 to 2008, employing as many 7,000 people at its peak. From 2008 to 2015, it sat empty and unused on ‘standby’ status. The company announced last fall that it will officially close. Efforts to sell the 250-acre property began this winter.”
Three days before the 2012 Presidential election, Business Insider ran a story featuring photos of the deserted plant in a piece entitled, “Heartbreaking Photos Of The Shuttered GM Plant In Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin Hometown.” Interestingly, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney not only lost the state of Wisconsin in the 2012 election, but they lost Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville by 25 points.
In November of 2015, Oscar Meyer announced that it was shutting down its headquarters in Madison, “wiping out hundreds of jobs at a company that has been a part of the community’s fabric since 1919,” wrote the Associated Press:
The company [Kraft Heinz Food Co.] plans to shed a total of 2,600 jobs. About 300 corporate workers in Madison will be offered jobs at the company’s co-headquarters in Chicago; the remaining 700 or so production workers here will lose their positions in three waves of layoffs over the next two years.
As Janesville resident, 38-year-old Joshua Nehls told AP, “It’s tragic. There were a lot of tears (when company officials announced the closure). A lot of people’s lives are here.” APnotes that Nehls “worked at the Madison facility for a decade; his current task is packing Lunchable snack packs.”
According to the report, Madison mayor Paul Soglin “tried to put a positive spin on the closure, noting the city has emerged from recession. But he said the economic impact would be ‘very significant.’ ‘These men and women have dedicated their lives to this company, and they and their families are of the utmost concern to me,’ Soglin said. ‘They are the heart and soul of the Northside.’”
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Ford Moves to Mexico

(Detroit News)  -  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed Ford Motor Co.’s decision to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico as an “absolute disgrace” that would not happen if he becomes president.

“Our dishonest politicians and the special interests that control them are laughing in the face of all American citizens,” Trump said in a statement on the day of the presidential primary in Wisconsin — a rust-belt state that, like Michigan, has lost manufacturing jobs. “These ridiculous, job-crushing transactions will not happen when I am president.”

Trump reacted hours after the Dearborn automaker confirmed plans to build small cars at a new plant in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi. The announcement prompted a similar scathing reaction from the leader of the United Auto Workers union.
Too much Wisconsin cheese causes brain damage
and a desire to vote for the corrupt GOP Establishment.

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